Rex Burkhead

Rex Burkhead

RB - NE
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 27College: NebraskaDrafted: #190 (6th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
1st easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #177
Best / Worst #101 / #278
ADP #192

Ownership

 
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9%
 
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10%
 
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There were plenty of fantasy players going overboard in their love for Burkhead after he totaled 119 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries in the final week of 2016, saying he was the best free agent running back on the market. Signing with New England didn't quiet those who adored him, though the signing of Mike Gillislee did, as did the extension for James White. Burkhead may be talented, but he's buried on a team that will use a different running back every week. He very well could be the new Brandon Bolden. He's a better best-ball target in case he does indeed see 8-10 touches per week.

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Rex Burkhead receives praise from his former coach

Speaking Wednesday, Browns coach Hue Jackson said new Patriots RB Rex Burkhead will "flourish" in New England. "He's very talented," Jackson said. "He's going to get his opportunity now, and he's going to flourish. He's a really good player. A really good player. He's very versatile because he's a good runner, a good pass-catcher. He's a good blocker. He brings a lot of different elements to that football team."

Fantasy Impact

It definitely sounds like Burkhead could have a breakout season with the Patriots. Unfortunately, he will have to share the backfield with Dion Lewis and Super Bowl hero James White. And possibly free agent LeGarrette Blount if he can come to terms with the Patriots. With so many mouths to feed and the way the team likes to distribute the ball, it is hard to see Burkhead having a big impact in fantasy this season.

John Aubin - 13 weeks ago
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #59RB #38RB #9340
Dynasty RB #65RB #44RB #8815
Projections
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
97.5410.43.618.5150.811.680.1
Statistics
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1192226.4
Last 3 Weeks64.30.7312.7
Season to Date24.60.11.44.2
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ MIA1192226.4
Week 16@ NE42046.7
Week 15@ DEN32035
Week 14@ NE45025.1
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next Gamevs. KC15th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNO, HOU, CAR15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIA, PIT, BUF9th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents